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of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the ukraine. clear, direct message to the russian president vladimir putin. russian troops are already in at least small numbers are already in crimea. christiane amanpour is joining us from lontd right now. christianne, it seems that the president of the united states issues a strong warning, now the unsecretary general, there's been emergency meetings involving the president's top national security a advisers in the white house. we anticipate a statement coming from the who is very soon. this situation seems to be escalating very dramatically and not in the right direction. wolf, you're absolutely right, it's absolutely alarming what russian is down, and direct warnings from the u.n. secretary general, from all the western and security council governments direct warning not to intervene in ukraine, a sovereign nation under which 1994 treaty, russia is bound not to intervene and bound to respect his territorial integrity. they haven't taken a decision on whether to accept the clearly staged russian parliamentary vote to call for intervention in crimea
with the international community and there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> russian troops move into crimea as the interim government accuses the kremlin of an invasion. what happens now? we'll have a live report. and the chair of the house intelligence committee, mike rogers, joins us with the latest. only on "fox news sunday". >>> then a new investigation into irs targeting of conservative groups. we'll tal
for your reporting this morning. >>> and now to what america is calling a russian invasion of ukraine. russian troops in the crimean peninsula. president obama speaking with russian president vladimir putin, pulling no punches. s it unclear what the white house can do. and we have alex marquardt on the ground. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the pressure is growing. large groups of pro-russia groups surrounding bases, ordering the forces off to they can occupy them. the international warning to end the invasion is being ignored. this morning, more unidentified pro-russia armed militias in the streets of cry me ya's capital. they have twice asked the base command to surrender. so far they have refused. this is a russian invasion, the u.s. says. it has no doubt they are russian forces and demanded their withdrawal. >> the russian military must stand down. the aspirations of the people must be respected, and have political dialogue. >> reporter: putin told president obama he has a right to protect his interests in ukraine. we have seen it, this column of armored carriers in
russian military movements in the ukraine and that, of course, the u.s. stands with the ukrainian people. >> and the international community according to the president. at this point what we know right now that is according to sources inside ukraine, russian military helicopters and transport planes have entered that country. currently two of their main airports in crimea are now reportedly captured by russian armed forces at this point. >> we'll talk more about that coming up a little later on in the show. >>> now breaking news on the death of phillip seymour off man. the medical examiner just announced a toxic mix of drugs were found in his system including among them heroin, cocaine and amphetamines. ultimately the death was ruled an accident. hon ffmawas found dead in his new york city apartment with a syringe in his arm on february 2nd. >>> police now identified a teenager gunned down in d.c. jonathan adams was 17 years old, a student of beleau high found shot to death on halle terrace southeast just a few blocks from beleau. >> i'm saying that's southeast d.c. today. >> so far pol
spoke out just two hours ago on the deteriorating situation in ukraine. news of russian troops on the ground spooked the markets and the rest of the west much we'll have a live report just ahead. >>> national outrage grows over new york city mayor de blasio's decision to pull the plug on high performing charter schools. millions of minority families see charter schools as the only way out of educational and economic poverty. >>> a new study seems to show sec staffers are selling stocks just before sec investigations of those companies are announced. either way, here's the big question. why are sec staffers allowed to trade individual stocks at all? all those stories much more coming up on "the kudlow report" beginning right now. >>> welcome to "the kudlow report". i'm larry kudlow. we're live here at 7:00 eastern, 4:00 pacific. two in one crimea, the ukraine where 2,000 russian troops moved in and what new government in kiev is calling an arms invasion. nbc news steve handelsman joins us now with more. good evening, steve. >> reporter: good evening. headline is definitely those
ukraine on the brink of disaster, the latest on the standoff between russian and ukraine troops and international response at ending the crisis. the first double amputee to compete in the olympics goes on trial for murder, the case of the blade runner is watched so closely in his country. another winter storm shuts down federal offices and causes major pile ups, where the system is headed today and what could be coming on its heels. >> without rapport we don't have intervention. >> reporter: police officers going the extra mile to change the lives of repeat offenders. ♪ good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy. the crisis in ukraine has quickly spiralled into an international standoff, russian troops now control the crimea peninsula in the southern part of the country and ukraine is mobilizing military calling up reserves and asking for volunteers. this morning the foreign minister sergei fedorov says it's about defending rights and john kerry is heading to kiev on tuesday to meet with members of the interim government and british foreign minister will
, but nobody knows if russian troops are headed into east ukraine. we just don't know. good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." we are live here at 7:00 p.m. eastern and 4:00 p.m. pacific. we're going to go right to our expert panelists, take a look at the financial, the military and the strategic issues here. we have nick byrnes, former undersecretary of state, retired four star general barry mccaffrey and from the council of foreign relations, ben steele. general, if i may go to you first, sir. one of the big headlines, as you may know, russia to ukraine, surrender crimean forces or face a military storm. that storm is scheduled at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow, about 10:00 tonight. what's your take on that, a military storm coming? >> well, the only one thing i'm sure of in this entire crisis is the russians will never end a military stronghold to crimea. >> i don't hear general mccaffrey. let me go to -- >> studio, have you got this? >> i'm sorry. i'm disconnected from general mccaffrey. let me go to nick byrnes and see if he can answer -- we'll go to ben steele who's r
russian forces continue to deploy in crimea taking care of ferry terminals and as eastern ukraine threaten more violence, some say this could quickly escalate. >> this could end up as a full fledge war in eastern europe. this hasn't been more threatening since the balkans in the 1990s. this threatens peace in our time this in the european continent. >> shown he has made his own calculations and to this crisis he has so far only brought the hard power levers of military threat. this pay be a very big roll of the dice. >> if he's betting anything, he's betting that the west will not respond and that he will be able to achieve this and that ukraine will go along with this. and will not ris. resist. those are huge bets, high-risk strategy and events will determine whether he was right or wrong. >> who is putin listening to? analysts suggest a very close circle of advisors which may not even include his economic team. the best person may be german chancellor angela merkel. he understands german, in her telephone call with her over the weekend, osc monitors to check on and watch the human rights
in belgium today to discuss the russian military invasion of ukraine's crimea region. as cbs news reporter susan mcginnis reports, tensions over the standoff do seem to be easing a bit. >> reporter: diplomacy takes center stage today surround russia's invasion of ukraine. secretary of state john kerry will meet with his russian counterpart this morning in paris. >> president obama and i want to make it clear to russia and to everybody in the world that we are not seeking confrontation. >> reporter: last night president obama talked about a possible resolution with german chancellor angela merkel. the proposal would allow russian troops to stay in crimea but on their bases in the region. and international monitors would ensure ethnic russians in ukraine are protected. russian president vladimir putin calls the invasion a humanitarian mission to protect those russians living in ukraine. he also said he would use force if needed. but while politicians talk, russian soldiers are digging in. >> once they are there, there is not a reason judging by what putin has done in the past to think they a
government. they'll go to the ukraine, then to crimea, to look at human rights and the security. russian cooperation may be needed for this, it's unclear when they may get into crimea, if at all. >> lisa stark for us in washington. >>> there is increasing international pressure on russia to pull his troops pt the white house has been reaches out to allies, especially germany, that has strong economic ties. >> german chancellor angela merkel reportedly saying in a private phone call that vladimir putin was living in another world. angela merkel said little publicly. and appears to be by design. behind the scenes angela merkel is at the center of quiet diplomacy. russia and germany have strong economic ties. germany is the biggest importer of russian gas and oil, some coming through ukrainian pipelines and russia accounts for 36 of gas production. angela merkel and vladimir putin maintained a strong business like relationship. vladimir putin speaks german after having been stationed in dressden. analysts say they seem to respect each other's toughness. putin and angela merkel spoke several
>>> next, a military storm. that's what ukraine says. russian is threatening tomorrow morning. president obama taking a long, hard look at what to do. can anything stop putin? >> plus, shocking the testimony in the trial of oscar pistorius. a witness describes blood-curdling screams on the night pistorius shot and murdered his girlfriend. >>> and what happens when a meets a crocodile? it's not pretty. let's go "outfront." >> and good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, i want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. we begin with the breaking news the world is following tonight. president obama meeting with his top aides at the white house at this moment about the crisis in ukraine. this comes after rising tensions and russian's threat of what is a, quote, military storm. ukraine tonight accused in russia of an ultimatum. either surrender the crimean peninsula or face attack. and these conflicting reports are just part of a day of fast-moving developments in the southern region of ukraine, the peninsula of crimea. senior american o
, she told me, go serve in ukraine. just across the street from the naval base, russian sold, are setting up camp. and that's what the russians have done across crimea. this russian base overlooks the base. inside, the ukrainian chief of staff is talking outside of his gate. >> we're talking in the same language, but the situation, you can see from the outside, on the top of the abandoned building, you can see the position, the fire position, and it's pointed to our direction. >> reporter: and his camp refuses to change its flag and it's loyalties to ukraine. >> nobody wants to be betrayed in the eyes of our country mates. >> back in the bay is the country's only submarine, also blocked by the russians. here both navies sit side-by-side, but only the russian boats can move in this stand off in the sea. >> ukraine's ambassador to the united nations spoke with aljazeera today. and here's why he thinks russian troops are on the move in crimea. >> the exact goal is not known, but the result, to bring more support, and then to help to create the puppet government as happened in -
for president obama to speak about ukraine and the situation, as these reports have surfaced of russian troops landing in crimea. this as the ukrainian president, the former president now, yanukovych, spoke today from russia, as you were just discussing. saying he will still fight for ukraine. but the biggest development today, just within the past few hours, reports on the ground in crimea that some 2,000 russian troops have landed there. the pentagon confirming that some 12 aircraft have landed at the airport there. earlier, there were -- there were soldiers there that were not dressed in russian uniforms. they were in camo, but not in russian uniforms. they had secured the airport, and then 12 aircraft landed. estimated about 2,000 troops landing in crimea. now, the current administration, the authorities on the ground, as you mentioned, the election has been set. that they are saying that this is an invasion by russia. already, we've heard from the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, saying and teaming up with the president of the united states in this statement. we've heard warnings fr
-- russian occupation in ukraine to end. they must stand down. has notmir putin decided whether a large military operation should take effect. some argue that he already has. deidre bryant, abc news, new york. >> back here in the district, it was a busy day or protest. dozens of people were there to be hurt on the situation in venezuela. they called on president obama to support democracy forces. weeksple have died in two from student led protests. government forces arrested dozens of people including several journalists. minister has called the protest a washington-back to. -- -backed coup. the total number of homicides this year is up to 25. it is a higher number compared to last year. spoke to a detective a few moments ago. they talked about all four cases, including the last one to be confirmed. audrey mcintyre was killed earlier. we talked to the mother of another victim who said that her son died far too young. billy harris was back on track. he had recently left a homeless rehab for a and moved in with his mother. >> he had made so much progress. it is a ansitional home. quite ea
into ukraine are protecting his country cost citizens living there. that it is necessary to use russian troops in ukraine until the normalization of the political situation. inventions -- interventions on the pretext of civilian populations produce the opposite effect. ukraine has accused russia of a military invasion. is our,ll, here chicago, illinois, morning. caller: good morning. host: what you think of the situation so far and the u.s. response? i am not the president nor do i serve on his foreign relations or national security team. what the u.s. response should be. unless anyone else who is calling and serves on those two hearties, they have no idea what the u.s. response should be, either. host: is any other response appropriate? caller: i can't say if a response would be appropriate, but there should be a response. georgetown, massachusetts, dan. caller: i suggest to the last caller that he actually digs into it and find some than relyingrather on the information we get from big media. not being reported in the press is the fact that this appointed leader of ukraine happens to be a we
the russian federation's act of aggression. >> the u.s. threatens moscow with further isolation over ukraine. in crimea, we find soldiers pressured to take sides. >>> three of the al jazeera journalists detained in an egyptian prison are making their second court appearance. >>> turning pledges into policy - china announces sweeping reforms at the opening of its parliamentary regs. >>> from physical abuse to sexual violence - stalking, online attacks. >>> world powers usually preoccupied with syria are now rapidly flying diplomats around the globe to get to grips with ukraine. as with syria the crisis pits the united states and europe against russia. john kerry and his russian counterpart sergei lavrov are due to meet in paris. they are meant to talk about syria, but no doubt ukraine will feature. while the documents talk, ukrainian soldiers are essentially surrounded by russian forces, being pressured, in some cases, to choose sides. russia will try everything it can to prevent violence. >> if you talk about self-defence of the crimean people, we have not given them any orders. with regards
not to intervene in ukraine. still in hiding, reports that the former president is under russian protection and may speak. day of action, sending a message to free al jazeera staffers held 61 days for doing their job. and the fine print, plans for new labels on food and the new information you will get. we begin tonight with ukraine and dramatic developments in the eastern region of cry mea. governments seized russian buildings. and also a warning not to intervene in ukraine and the former president is hiding in russia. we will have more on today's developments in kiev. but first, lawrence lee is in crimea. >> there are attempts to turn the capital into a source of kiev but the reverse. the parliament building in the hands of heavily armed men protecting it from what they see as undemocratic forces. their support is not so many but eager to tell you they would like nothing more than russian tanks on the streets to protect them. >> american army was supported in different countries. today we support russian army because everyone of us has relatives in russia. >> the police line staffed by just a han
, breaking news tonight. president obama finally addressing unrest in ukraine appears to be a russian invasion of the crimea peninsula. as many as 21 mission -- and military aircraft carrying 2,000 soldiers across the ukrainian border entering a the crimean peninsula. waiting for the russians to stay out president obama finally breaking his silence spending less than three minutes briefing the white house press corps. >> any violation of ukraine's sovereignty and integrity would be deeply destabilizing which is not in the interest of ukraine, russia, or europe or represent matters that must be determined by the ukrainian people. it would be a clear violation of russians' commitment to accept the independence and sovereignty of the borders of the ukraine and international law. just before the world came to russia for the live bait games to invite the nations around the world but united states will stand with the international community there will be cost for military intervention. lou: officials confirmed they see evidence of air and maritime movement into crimea by forces. after they
in russian, the out offed president vows to fight for ukraine. >> tonight, explosive allegations out of ukraine. the new government in kiev accusing russia of an armed invasion in the crimea region. signs that troops are moving in from russia. washington is talking with its allies in europe about consequences and ukraine's defense minister says radical groups are planning new activities in ukraine. our in-depth coverage begins in the southeast of ukraine. in the capital of crimea. jennifer glasse, defense minister says there are operations what he calls radical forces in the works. what are you hearing? >> reporter: well, john, tonight in crimea, the air space is choafd closed. we see a lot of armed men around here in the last day. th started in the middle of the night last night taking over sevastopol airport which is a military airport, they look very well trained, no military insignia, no identifying marks on their vehicles either. military trucks moving on the roads of crimea, certainly from the capitol and sevastopol, that is the headquarters of russia's black sea neat. we can
developments today in the volatile crisis in ukraine. >> russian troops amass in crimea. >> vladimir putin denies they're even russian. >> it was a bit of a rambling press conference to be honest. >> he really denied there were troops in crimea? >> what russia did was wrong and i will not sit here and apologize or defend military aggression. >> so, you know, what are the real options? >> there is little appetite in the u.s. or europe to get involved militarily. >> is there an exit ramp approaching? >> providing this off ramp. >> this morning, secretary of state john kerry arrived. >> kerry's arrival coin sides with a proposed pact -- >> will europe go along with the united states to make it truly effective? >> there's not a clear black and white. >> that's because europe and the u.s. aren't entirely on the same page. >> merkel basically questioned putin's state of mind. >> he is living in a different world and the europeans understand that. >> there is a strong belief that russia's action is violating international law. >> in a press conference today, vladimir putin said i am certain that
forward. >> ukraine's ousted president is reported to be in moscow under the protection of the russian government, but he still is claiming to be the ukraine's leader. >>> i have seen the sign and it says do not tailgate. if you cross the bay bridge this summer, that is just one of the brand-new signs you'll see along the way, signs that tell you the speed, warning you of congestion ahead and all sorts of things. they're part of a safety project that is getting underway. one more thing. it will be mandatory to have your headlights on at all times while you're riding on the bay bridge. >>> we've got your pothole warning of the day. this one is compliments of mary gaffney of northwest. casada street is a hazard and, mary, you are so right. there's some craters in the 32 and 3400 blocks that would shake the mightiest of vehicles. never mind your nerves. so we put in a please fix it order to the district's department of public works. with any luck those potholes ought to be filled by march 4th. >>> do you have a pothole to let us know about? log onto tellwusa9.com, fill in as much location
was in ukraine tuesday in a show support for the new government. a news conference with russian president vladimir putin and has some. -- in his home. he spoke with reporters on tuesday. this is just over an hour. to use force, it would be humanitarian. this is just over one hour. >> good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. proposal. let's not have an interview but a conversation. i would like you to give you as many questions -- i will write them down. try to respond to them. later on, we will talk in detail. on some of the issues that you are interested in specifically. >> mr. pruden, i would like to mr. putin, how do you assess the events in kiev? you believe that the government or president are legitimate? under what conditions are you willing to support them? is it possible to go back to the agreements of february 21 which were mentioned often here? hold on a second. russia promised financial support to crimea. of atre an understanding what source and what conditions -- >>: the second. just wait a while. -- hold on a second. just wait a while. when and what conditions, i am from interfa
of the black sea fleet on ukraine territory and called for the fast withdrawal of russian troops to their bases. the russian position on event was articulated by the foreign minister in remarks made at today's human rights council. he stated that russia's actions were a question of defending our citizens and compatriots and assuring human rights. the secretary-general has remained closely engaged on the situation in ukraine. in the latest phone call conversation with president clinton over the weekend, the secretary-general told him that he was closely following the serious and rapidly unfolding developments in ukraine. the secretary-general explained -- expressed concern about the situation that would compromise the unity, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of the country. he reiterated it was critical to restore calm and pristine to a deep -- and proceed to a de-escalation and ask for cool heads reveal. since secretary-general appealed to president putin to urgently engage in direct dialogue with the authorities in cap. he has repeatedly exercised that it is critical to exercise respect f
] putin! the old -- it's the old bizarre animatronic trojan bear gag. it began when ukraine's russian leading president yanukovych. a new ukrainian president came in and russia has invaded crimea. russia would contest two of those points i made tnch in a russian city across the border vic cuc thu tran insist -- viktor yanukovych insisted did he not flee. >> jon: right. you didn't flee you just remembered in the middle of the night that you forgot to turn the oven off in russia. [ laughter ] and the second point of contention involves this whole russian military in crimea thing. >> here say quote "such reports are utter rubbish." we've gotten used to claims that we're conducting military operations against our neighbor. >> jon: can't a neighbor throwed an armed surprise party for a small part of ukraine that historically belonged to us without everything thinks? the russian troops are not on the ground in crimea. >> the russian government has not officially recognized the fact that these are russian solders. >> unmarked no insignia on the ground in crimea. >> they wouldn't tell us who
there is a land bridge connecting it to ukraine proper there and block posts under pro russian armed men. even, we understand, the former members of the feared fill terry interior ministry military men who were accused of brutalities carried out in kiev during the crisis over the last few months. they were disbanded now we are hearing that they are turning up again describing themselves manning the checkpoints that provide entry in to crimea. so rapidly developing situation on the ground here. we are also hearing that russian military units have asked ukrainian military units to disarm at least two facilities. and just recently reports that one of those facilities had requested the assistance of journalists because they had been given an ultimatum to disarm or be over run. at this stage, though, one has to be careful about what we say -- state as fact and what is actually still being reported but it's a very rapidly developing situation on the ground, adrian. >> given what's going on, how would you describe the mood there in the regional capital? >> relatively quiet. it is a sunday morning. we wer
..studentcam..or >> once again, waiting for remarks from ukraine on secretary of state, john kerry and his russian counterpart, sergey lavrov. both are in paris with talks to resolve the standoff in ukraine. until then, some comments from the senate floor in the russian intervention in that country. this is from yesterday will show you as much as we can until secretary kerry gets underway. >> i wanted to come to the floor today and talk about the ongoing crisis in ukraine. i am glad senator mccain on the floor today because it is hard to describe the sensation that ot and i felt at the end of last year when we got the chance to travel to the mad dog square in kiev and talk to people. it is hard to describe a group of people yelling back to you in unison. thank you, u.s.a. thank you, u.s.a. but that was the reality we were able to experience. it is im know that senator mccain and i did not go to advocate for president yanukovich's removal, even though the process resulted in that fact. in actuait fact. in actuality, we spent two hours that night meeting with yanukovich, pleading with him to abandon
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with ukraine too. >> reporter: yet not all russians agreed. a small protest outside the defense ministry resulted in about 40 arrests yesterday. >> ( translated ): we don't want the war to begin between our country and ukraine, which we consider to be our brotherly government, because of imperial ambitions of russian ruling elites. >> reporter: global markets also reacted nervously, nowhere more so than in russia. >> ( translated ): we see a broad steady fall across all assets, which only confirms that macroeconomic factors do not matter here, or an isolated story in some one asset class. the whole market just gave way, it rapidly went down. >> reporter: the main russian stock exchange was down 11% on the day, and the ruble traded at its lowest rate ever versus the dollar and euro >> ifill: we'll have much more on ukraine, including some of this afternoon's u.n. security council debate and an interview with a top white house advisor, right after the news summary the situation in ukraine shook up wall street. the dow jones industrial average lost 153 points to close at 16,168. the nasdaq
that russian president vladimir putin is plotting to escalate the crisis in ukraine. secretary of state john kerry set to meet in paris just hours from now. they are meeting there for talks to try to end the crisis. putin is talking of expanding his military operation in crimea. the russian president says there are no russian soldiers in ukraine. he insists they are just local self defense forces. >> russian forces have seized part of a ukrainian missle defense unit. they are trying to find a solution. we have reporters on the ground in ukraine, russia, and washington this morning covering all the angles. let's begin with cnn white house correspondent. what are you hearing from the white house this morning? >> reporter: nothing this early at this point. today john kerry is going to meet with his counter part, the russian foreign minister. leaders there are expressing concern at not seeing russia at this point at the table to talk about this situation. that talk between secretary kerry and the foreign minister, as far as we know at this point, is expected to go forward in a matter of hours. e
for it to support the russian speaking population in twenty am and in other regions of ukraine demonstrators were holding russian flags and slogans urging support for crimea. among the demonstrators were volunteer with just come back from ukraine where they want to offer support. the kremlin meanwhile delivered a robust defence of russia back to the crimea same brush with youth sports in ukraine only as a last resort. most educated russians have come out against russian president but the report the decision to axe the crimean peninsula president would ever put in a given a theatrical hour long press coverage of the scalp and a cute the united states and european union of the beast instigating if not carrying out the fremont protecting key at that altitude wanted former president victory on a private in another development ukraine's be the flagship forget after the prosperous trade on tuesday having arrived in turkish territorial waters earlier in the day of enhancements like a is headed back to its home base of service will fall as tensions remain high in the crimean peninsula. the us next week.
is warning russia there will be costs if they intervene in the ukraine. his comments come as russian helicopters and troops are on the move in and around crimea. crimea is part of the ukraine but it has deep ties to russia. >>> today russian ships and transport planes arrived with unknown cargo and hundreds of troops. ukraine's u.n. ambassador tells the security council heavily armed russian forces have seized crimea's main airport and other government buildings. ukraine's new interior minister calls the situation an invasion. and tonight, there are warnings coming from the white house. >> any violation of ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizes, which is not in the interests of ukraine, russia or europe. >> a little background here. there's been a popular revolution in ukraine but the ousted president insists he is still the legitimate leader. a controversy. he is asking russia to bring order to the chaos. there will be much more on the story tonight on the "cbs evening news" at 5:30. >>> a war brewing in wine country but a bay area businessman d
the declaration of war to my country. >> that is ukraine's new prime minister responding to increased russian military forces in crimea. i'm candy crowley and this is a special edition of "state of the union." >>> good morning from washington. the prime minister of ukraine says his country is "on the brink of disaster." russian troops are in crimea and in response, ukrainian government has called up its military reservists, even as it admits the country can't match russia's firepower. ukraine's defense minister says russian soldiers converged on three military bases in crimea demanding ukrainian troops surrender and give up their weapons. the ukrainian soldiers did not and there has been no fighting between them. >>> president obama and russian president vladimir putin spoke over the phone for 90 minutes saturday. the u.s. says russia is breaking international law. russia says it's protecting its military personnel and citizens in crimea. in response to all of this, the united states, great britain and france are suspending their participation in preparation talks for the g-8 summit being hel
to join the russian speaker officers or they would be held hostage. of ukraine's navy has basically surundered. he's now going to be charged with treason. ukraine's coast guard, the ships in several ports around the crimean peninsula have left their posts. they're now out in the black sea. ukraine maintains that they're still loyal to kiev, but there's still some doubt about that. just a lot of tension, as you mentioned, here. lots of troops on the ground. we're seeing tanks. we're seeing armored vehicles, as i mentioned earlier. the problem is that we cannot confirm whether they are actual troops from the kremlin. none of these soldiers have any sort of insignia on them. they're all wearing the same outfits, fatigues, same guns. very tense situation here, and a lot of people are expecting many more troops to arrive in the near future. as for russia's part, we can see on russian television that they're gearing up to send more troops here. and it's a very, very tense situation. >> you know, it's pretty interesting when you can't tell who is fighting for who, if they're not in marked
to send troops into the ukraine if a unanimous vote seems like a formality. ukraine officials say russian military intervention is well under way in what is described as an ongoing invasion of cream creama. what ten you what's happening in the ukraine's crimea peninsula? >> tensions are increasing here. yesterday armed russian-speaking men took over two key airports here, one the main airport for regular people and the other a very strategic military airport for russia who maintains a fleet here. yesterday armed masked gunmen who are russian-speaking took over regional parliament in crimea here. they lowered the ukrainian flag and raised russia's. they basically got rid of the kiev government and instituted their own prime minister who feels like they are going to be persecuted because of the new government in ukraine. he personally asked russian president vladimir putin for help because the russians who are here, which is basically 60% of the people who are are russian speaking and ethnic russians for help. they feel like they are going to be persecuted because of the new government. the
to take sides in a place where there are strong roots in both russia and ukraine. russians are not invaders this mother shouts at her son and his comrades. they try to explain that they're caught in the middle but she's not convinced. >> we are on our land. this is ukrainian territory. many people don't understand us. here we are from the east, west, and south. there are different opinions, and people are stressed out. it's hard. >> reporter: as the crisis deepens in crimea perhaps one of the biggest challenges for the ukrainian military is to stay disciplined in the face of growing divisions in the country they swore to swerve. >> al jazeera, ukraine. >> harsh words from maduro to panama. he said he's breaking ties with panama. he claims that it's government are conspiring against him. remarks after celebration of the death of late president hu hugo chavez. >> it has been a day of lavish and solemn words for the departed leader hugo chavez who died a year ago today. i'm here in the neighborhood rich with political history for the country of venezuela. behind me is a milita
union is a bridge to the past. ukraine has the know-how and the wherewithal to stand up to russian pressure. >> what percentage of the population believes what you just said? 60%? >> a clear majority, 55% or so. among the elites, including the oligarchs, including be richest men in ukraine, is closely to 90%. the russian oligarchs have influence in the kremlin -- they are the kremlin, whereas they have no such influence. that is why you see no rallying to yanukovych. >> what possibility exist for a western agreement with russia to avoid the crisis or figure out a way that works in the best interest of ukraine and the best interest of the people both east and west in ukraine. >> a lot of the so-called ukrainian nationalist elite are the opposition who feel more comfortable in russia been ukraine. you have an identity the. follow linguistic lines. there are 17 million russians in ukraine -- that is not true, but he said that deliberately. he says that to force the link. we should not rule out that the russians are trying to figure out behind the scenes how they reach out themselves w
. joining us. coming up tensions as the late pro russian forces tightened their grip on crimea and ukraine's prime minister accused moscow of declaring war on his country condemnation from the west the us secretary of state accuses russia of an incredible act of aggression and threatened very serious repercussions. and nightfall someone like that and yet after another day of demonstrations ukrainians wave international's lacks the protest right chest tightening grip on the union the eye. light is on the brink of disaster the stark message from the country's interim prime minister today. shania daniel says that brussels moves to take control of crimea amount to a declaration of war the government is calling up all its military reserves in response and is appealing for help from the outside world now as ukraine mobilize this was another massive anti western valley in central kiev on sunday. protesters paraded flags of the world to tackle those calls for international support the crowd also heard from the couch additionally he was president of georgia in two thousand eight when it fought a br
in ukraine. he's been given a green light by his own parliament to send in russian troops in ukraine's strategic region of crimea, those troops are now on the ground this as protests turn violent. ukrainians choosing sides and stirring up renewed fears that the nation could be split in two. we'll have a live report from the hear where the showdown is now taking place. >>> all of this comes after president obama warned moscow there will be, quote, costs if russia sends in military forces. this is a warning that he appears to be ignoring, though, so what does the u.s. do? we're going to check in with governor mike huckabee and colonel oliver north. >>> plus, parched from a drought and now parts of california are drowning too much rain. we'll take you live to california where people are fleeing their homes out of a fear of mud slides. >>> hello, everybody, i'm uma pemmaraju, america's news headquarters live in the nation's capital starts right now. >>> and we begin with the breaking news out of ukraine. events there are changing by the hour. the latest, russian president vladimir putin
familiar, the white house condemns the russians after they invade a sovereign nation. not ukraine. georgia back in 2008. is president obama's response that different from george w. bush's at that point p. >>> also politics, argue about an issue long enough and sooner or later someone brings up the nazis. hillary clinton comparing putin to adolf hitler. did he go too far? good afternoon, everyone. i'm jake tapper. the word lead, for days now every time that red phone rang the russians have seemingly been checking their caller i.d. and saying it's the americans again, let it go to voice mail. literally, lots of unreturned phone calls between u.s. and russian dips. that changed a short time ago with the highest level diplomatic talks we've witnessed since the crisis began. secretary of state john kerry meeting with his counterpart sergey lavrov this afternoon. from the way kerry later described it the main weapon the u.s. is using against the russians is shame. >> russia's violation of ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity as actually united the world in support of the ukrainian peo
the russian army on the border with ukraine as the u.s. sends a strong message in respon. >>> the age factor, the medical news out today about older fathers and the potential risks of having children near middle age. >>> and high times in colorado where it is all perfect legal and the people lighting up and chowing down may surprise you. tonight a look at the epicenter of a sweeping change. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> a special good evening to viewers in the west, much of our news originating from the western u.s. from the weather to the late development in arizona where republican governor jan brewer has spoken. she has been under extraordinary pressure to veto a bill that could allow businesses on the owners' religious grounds to refuse business to gays and lesbians or anyone for that matter. >> reporter: the loudest voices the governor have been hearing are all cutting one way, human rights advocates. the corporate and political voices kept piling on until late this afternoon, the governor to
want but they put up a russian flag and a sign that said, crimea is russian. ukraine's pro-russian president was ousted last week. >>> the acting president is warning russian troops to keep out of ukraine. so is the u.s. secretary of state. kerry says russian intervention would be a grave mistake. russia questioned the legitimacy of the new ukrainian leadership. ukrainian security forces are on high alert. >>> more breaking news from overnight. smoke in the cabin of a delta connection flight that landed in oakland, california. the plane made it to the jetway when about 80 people who flew from l.a. had to evacuate. >> leave all your belongings and get off this aircraft. we cannot breathe back here. go. >> flight attendants also opened the emergency exits, but no slides were deployed, and everyone deplaned normally. the investigation into what caused the smoke is under way. >>> more breaking news this morning, three people are dead in a plane crash in hawaii. small plane went down last night minutes after taking off from the lanai airport. the aircraft landed in an area of brush, cau
. ukraine's envoy says russian has deployed 16,000 troops here in crimea. russian said its troops went in on a written request from the ousted president mr. yanukovych u.s. secretary of state john kerry is due in kiev later today. they will start consultations on how to shore up ukrainian economy. let's just show you the pictures from the military air base a few hours ago. there was this shooting incident. what happened was the ukrainian soldiers, unarmed ukrainian soldiers singing the ukrainian national anthem, carrying the ukrainian flag marched towards where the russian soldiers were. these are russian troops who had taken over the military base. the ukrainians had been housed in a section of the base. they never actually left. but they wanted to take over or regain control of the area, the operational area where the russians were in control. there was some 300 ukrainians we're hearing who marched with that flag and singing those songs. but they were confronted by a dozen russian soldiers who then did fire several volleys of shots in the air and threatened if they came any closer to
ukraine, because there is now the u.s.-russian situation. how can russia say it's not involved when it is literally giving asylum to viktor yanukovych? >> all along, the russians have been saying that they're not involved, but certainly they clearly are. they've always thought the ukraine was part of their sphere of influence, propping it up with money stolen that they now say tens of billions of dollar may have been taken out of the country by the ruling yanukovych administration and they want those assets frozen in geneva. they may we will get it, the swiss saying that they will look into that, possibly freezing the assets, but also, the ukrainians saying that they want yanukovych extra do id back to kiev. >> this does not bode well for people who are students of history who watched the collapse of the soviet union. >> absolutely. vladimir putin is very concerned about ukraine for a variety of reasons, not least of which because of the geopolitical situation but internally in russia is keeping a close eye on what happened in ukraine. it's not that long ago we saw thousands of russ
federations approved a request of president putin for russian forces to be used in ukraine and i quote, pending the normalization of the public and political situation in that country, end quote. at the same time, in this fluid situation, however, there are some encouraging signs. one of them is the reported announcement from kiev just now about the intention to broaden the government to include representatives from eastern ukraine. we are also noting that the cause for dialogue among all interested parties both inside and outside of ukraine appear to be resonating. referring to the secured council discussions yesterday about the fact-finding mission and his possible visit to crimea, he was in touch with the authorities of the autonomous republic of c ri mea. he came to the conclusion that a visit to crimea today was not possible for law jess stick cal reasons. -- for law gist cal reasons. if he had traveled to crimea he would have conveyed a message for all to calm down the situation and to refrain from any actions that could further escalate an already tense environment. he will trav
the other area. >>> ukraine is protecting russians living there. they have surrounded military basis in the region and demanded ukrainian soldiers hand over their weapons. they are demanding that russia back down. >> we call upon russia to honor all of its international commitment and withdraw to all of its bases and to refrain from any interference elsewhere in ukraine. >> now across the u.s., ukraine and ins have few inside the russian government. he has contained it on the part of the rupture. >>> he said is he taking a paid leave of absence. ron called roan was charged with taking 100,000 in bribes along with gourmet meals in exchange for changed legislation. they called on him to either resign or take a leave of absence. >>> governor jerry brown said he is not sure legalizing marijuana is a good idea for pot heads. the first two states have been lease legalized and he is not sure about the widespread affects. >> how many people can get stoned and still have a great nation. i think we need to stay alert if not 24 hours a day, more that be some of the pot heads might be able to pu
and this is "now." >> major developments today in the volatile crisis in ukraine. >> russian president putin -- >> addresses crisis in ukraine for the first time. >> russian troops firing warning shots over the heads of ukrainian troops. >> a dangerous situation. >> we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression. >> the white house confronting major challenges. >> prepared to make sure that the rights of all ukrainians are upheld. >> the u.s. ended all military relation with creme zblin merkel told president obama that she wasn't sure putin was in touch with reality. >> he's seeing the western hand behind everything. >> putin doesn't believe that the cold war is over. >> soldiers currentfully crimea, they're not russian soldiers at all. >> putin is, in many ways, i think, delusional about this. >> there is no sign of agreement. >> we stand on the side of history, a sovereignty that is able to make their own decisions about their own lives. >> it's not appropriate to invade a country and at the end of the gun pick what you are trying to achieve. >> stand-off continues and the stakes re
's stepping in or that russia has a right to defend the interests of ethnic russians in ukraine. and that the president spent much of that the phone call basically disagreeing with vladimir putin. so i think that that goes to what we've been hearing over the last several days from administration officials that there's just sort of a fundamental disagreement over the facts on the ground as they stand now in ukraine and why putin is doing what he's doing. what's interesting is that the senior administration official sort of challenged the notion that putin is acting unhinged. they reiterated this to us that they believe he is acting consistently, that this has been going on since the invasion of georgia back in 2008 and that putin, according to administration officials, just feels threatened when there are popular uprisings against governments aligned with him. that was the motivating factor for what happened in crimea. and wham may be happening in the rest of ukraine. and one thing we also picked up on during this meeting is that the president did speak with angela merkel, the ge
, russian troops were on the move. on the border between crimea and the rest of ukraine, russian soldiers were spotted digging trenches, a sign they're here to and nearby in russia itself, full-scale military exercises were underway ominously. for ukraine's new prime minister, it was all too much. >> we are on the brink of the disaster. >> reporter: in kiev, the ukrainian government put its military on high alert and mobilized its forces for war. but russia now totally controls this key part of ukraine, the crimean peninsula, where there is strong popular support for russia and where the russian navy has based ships for two centuries. some of the local pro-russian forces took over government buildings and trashed them. at nato headquarters in brussels, a sharp demand. >> russia must stop its military activities and its threats. >> reporter: but at the privoinoye ukrainian military base here in crimea, that wasn't happening. hundreds of russian soldiers surrounded the base in utter silence. why are you here? just a few feet away behind the gate ukrainian soldiers. the russian forces have d
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